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LTD Call for Nominations

April 6th, 2009 | by Naomi de Moraes

The Language Technology Division Nominating Committee is pleased to call for nominations from the LTD membership for the following positions:

  • Administrator (2-year term)
  • Assistant Administrator (2-year term)

Election of these officers is held every two years in accordance with the LTD bylaws. The results of the election will be announced at the LTD Annual Meeting, which will be held during ATA’s 50th Annual Conference in New York City, October 28-31, 2009.

Officers must be members of the Language Technology Division as well as voting members of ATA. You will find a summary of duties for both the administrator and assistant administrator positions online .

Serving in a division leadership role provides enormous opportunity, both professionally and personally. Division officers frequently find themselves becoming more successful in their own careers as they develop additional skills, make useful business connections, and share ideas with other division members.

Your assistance in helping the LTD Nominating Committee identify interested, capable colleagues is crucial to the election process and the division. Qualified candidates must be voting (active or corresponding) members of ATA and members of the Language Technology Division. Any division member may make a nomination, and self-nominations are also welcome.

If you plan to put a name forward for a nomination, it would be helpful if you could contact the potential nominee first and tell them of your intention. Let them know that a nomination does not guarantee a formal invitation to run for office. Remember that LTD officers serve on a volunteer basis; please do not nominate colleagues who express serious concerns about service or who have conflicting priorities.

To nominate a candidate for a LTD office, you may contact any member of the Nominating Committee listed below or download the Nomination Form.The nomination form may be mailed or faxed to ATA Headquarters.

A Nominating Committee has been appointed to actively seek nominations for candidates. Members of the 2009 ID Nominating Committee are:

  • Betty Welker Bettywelker _at_ cs period com (chair)
  • Jost Zetzsche jzetzsche _at_ internationalwriters period com

We hope you will take this opportunity to consider stepping forward as a volunteer during the coming year – if not as a candidate for office, then perhaps as a contributor to our division newsletter or by giving a talk at the annual conference. There are many ways to be involved, and volunteering is a wonderful way not only to share your experience but also to expand your network of contacts.

As always, your support of the Language Technology Division and ATA is appreciated.

Thank you,
2009 LTD Nominating Committee

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